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4th in Birr for Stuart Cox

posted 15 Aug 2011, 04:57 by Kevin Monaghan
(By Sarah Piner) 
Birr ran a criterium race on Wednesday last for local A2, A3 and A4 riders.  Lakeside Wheelers were represented by three riders in the 40 strong peloton, Stuart Cox, David Fagan and Paul Crowley.
Stuart went into the race as one of the favourites but unfortunately wasn’t able to take the top spot and had to settle for fourth place. The race was won by Enda Connelly of Garda CC who rode a great race and deserved the trophy which was last year won by the Wheelers own John Murray.
Stuey gave me the race report afterwards - “It wasn’t the best weather for a crit although the rain stopped the corners were slippy and we had to race carefully! A few of us picked up the pace early on and the group was soon smaller with just myself and Dave left from the club. Enda rode well and I was happy with fourth although it would have been nice to make it onto the podium!!”
Stuart Cox in Criterium action
 Stuart Cox in Criterium action